‘EPSRC Big Ideas’ aims to develop a pipeline of ideas, at varied stages of development, to be ready for external funding opportunities as they arise. There is no dedicated funding available, and it is not a call for proposals.
The Big Ideas are those that are hard to achieve, require significant support (financial, people, skills) to make them possible and have ground-breaking impacts. Big Ideas also attract public, industry and government enthusiasm and excitement, either by the nature of the science itself or by the potential socio-economic changes it could offer in the future.
In order to submit a Big Idea, individuals need to submit a completed smart survey. The ideas received will be batched regularly throughout the year, approximately every 8-10 weeks, and will be reviewed by the external Big Ideas Advisory Panel.